1) Whisperings is 100%
artist-owned, and belongs to the artists you
hear on the program.
2) All artists on
the program license their original music
to Whisperings on a royalty-free
3) We don't play cover tunes,
only original piano music (or arrangements of public
domain hymns or Christmas tunes) provided to
us royalty-free by the copyright holder.
Artists on Whisperings voluntarily waive
any representation by SoundExchange, BMI, ASCAP,
SESAC or the RIAA as it relates to having their
music played on Whisperings: Solo Piano
the license agreement
every Whisperings artists signs.
is owned by the artists you
hear on the program. The artists are in charge.
The broadcast is operated by the artists, and the
artists are directly involved in making the show
what it is.
of the music you hear on Whisperings: Solo Piano
Radio is played with the direct permission of the artist/composer and copyright
holder. In fact,
the only "cover tunes" you'll hear on
Whisperings are public domain works (such
as Pachelbel's Canon in D). Every other song
is an original work, licensed to us royalty-free, for broadcast on this program. For
those interested, feel free to read the license
every Whisperings artist signs. In this
license, artists waive representation by
BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the RIAA or SoundExchange as
it relates to having their music played on
would an artist allow us to play their music royalty-free? Because Whisperings is more than just a radio program,
it's a community of piano artists. We play
trade gigs with each other, exchange ideas and
pool our resources. Whisperings is an artist
with the common goal of promoting a particular
brand of piano music to an extent never done before.
Every artist on the program wants to be on
the program and freely contributes their music
to this effort. We want to be part of something
bigger than ourselves.
Income generated by Whisperings
comes in four ways:
Sales and Downloads:
CD sales and/or paid music downloads come by listeners
either clicking on the "Buy" link
for a particular song/artist in the music player
or, when that's not available, buying via a
link in our CD
Store or by searching for the artist's
CDs on the Internet. In either case, the listener
is buying direct from the artist, not Whisperings.
Whisperings does not receive income from
CD Sales or paid music downloads. The role of
Whisperings is to introduce listeners
to our artist's music, and then provide a means
by which the listener can buy direct from the
artist. Whisperings makes NO MONEY from an artists
sale of a CD or download.
2) Donations from listeners:
will sometimes donate funds to help offset the growing costs of operating
this broadcast. Those costs are significant
- well over $8,000/month. All donations are rolled
back into paying for the costs of operating
can subscribe to a more diverse, higher quality
version of our program for just $30/year.
The income generated by subscriptions goes
back into covering the costs of operating
4) Advertising: We
don't run many paid ads on-air, but we are always looking for sponsors to help us
grow that fit within the context of the program
and might appeal to our listeners. For
example, ads for piano dealerships, piano products
and web sites and other products that seem natural
to advertise to a piano-listening audience.
important thing to Whisperings and our artists is that people have
the opportunity to hear and enjoy their musical
of our artists get very little, if any, airplay
anywhere else. If you haven't noticed, you don't
hear much solo piano music on commercial radio.
That's why we created this promotional outlet.
If you are a solo piano artist
interested in submitting your music for consideration, read